John K. Goodrich and Mark L. Strauss, eds. Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2019. 392 pages. $24.99 (paperback).
References to the Spirit in the second half of the Gospel increase dramatically in both number and prominence, in keeping with the Spirit’s pivotal role in the disciples’ mission subsequent to Jesus’s departure and return to the Father.
Anyone seeking to explore the role of the Spirit in John’s Gospel is initially struck by the way the Son-Father relationship between the Word-made-flesh and God the Father completely dominates the first half of John’s Gospel.